Vista Gatherings – October 8, 2013

FFG Garden Club To Talk Flowering Bulbs

Now that we have cooler mornings on the Plateau and some evidence of Fall(ing) leaves, it’s time to think about planting Spring flowering bulbs.

Of course, the FFG Garden Club is here to help!  On October 16th, the club returns to our normal meeting place at the FFG Community Church, 521 Snead Dr.

Doors open at 9 A.M. for refreshments and socializing.  This month our program will be on propagation of flowers using bulbs which will be presented by one of our own members, Tom Covino.

Tom will educate the audience with an introduction of new bulb selections as well as using the “ole standbys.”  He’ll show us how to enhance gardens by using those bulbs already there through dividing and replanting and will provide an index on planting depths for bulbs with a guide to bulb spacing as well.

As always, anyone interested in gardening on the Plateau is invited to attend the FFG Garden Club meetings which are held on the third Wednesday of each month.  Those interested in membership may do so at a cost of $15 per year.

For more information, please contact the Club Moderator, Ellen Jeffers at 707-8578.


Free Medicare Help

SHIP Representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at Fairfield Glade Resident Services located at 7014 Peavine Road on October 21, 28, and 30 from 9 A.M. until noon to help compare and counsel on Medicare Part D plans for 2014.

Please contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 for an appointment or for more information. Annual Enrollment Period for 2014 is from October 15th until December 7th.


CBN set to meet

Crossville Business Network (CBN) will hold its next meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 16.

There will be presentations of two businesses: Kathy Coons with SendOutCards and Pat Birnesser with Health Alternatives.

Visitors are always a not for profit organization consisting of business professionals.

The purpose is to network together in order to improve customer service and promote the businesses of the members. This is accomplished by education, presentations and quality referrals.

They meet the third Wednesday of each month at Halcyon Days Restaurant at 11:45 A.M. where they describe their products and services and develop new ways to let others know about who they are.

More information can be found on the website: or contact the Co-ordinator, Donna Blankenship 931-456-7675.


Christmas Projects Fabric

Looking for a swatch of fabric for a Christmas Project? Or more than one?  Placemats, napkins or a skirt for the tree?

On October 31, the last Thursday of the month, Helping Hands Ministry will hold its last fabric sale of 2013. They are located at 4166 Peavine Rd. in Crossville. We are open that day from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.

HHM sells the excess fabric donated to them that will not be used in the agency’s crafts.  These swatches are usually a yard or less, but can be combined creatively to form that great idea you just saw at the Christmas bazaar. Regular fabric, colors and prints will also be available.

Income from fabric sales will be used to help fill the 300+ gift bags that Helping Hands Ministry puts together for Bread of Life and other groups at Christmas.

They are a 501 © 3 organization—that means your donations are tax deductible and receipts are available. If you don’t craft or sew, how about making a  gift of cash count twice or three times…  Give a donation to us in the name of your sister or friend  and give a card to them saying it was given to us in her name. Then you take the tax deduction—a gift to yourself!   They are all volunteers at Helping Hands — 4166 Peavine Rd. Crossville, TN 38571.  Call 931-707-8606 for more information.


Treasure Hunt change

The annual Fairfield Glade Treasure Hunt has been changed to Sat., November 9.

There will be a maximum 10 cars with 4 people per car. Each car will be given a set of clues. All clues will lead to certain locations within The Glade. Final clue leads you to a certain location where prizes will be awarded. For info, call Bob/Carol Heath 456-4535 or John/Diane Levesque 200-9170.


Light ‘N Lively Dance Club – Friday, Oct. 11

The Light ‘N Lively Dance Club will welcome fall with an “Autumn Harvest” dance on Friday, October 11.

The evening will begin at 7 P.M. at the Multi-purpose building on Lakeview Drive.  They will be dancing to the music of Dennis Long.  The music will be playing until 10 PM.  The dress is casual.

Members welcome time share guests and residents from the area to come and enjoy a relaxing evening of music, dance and friendship.

The cost is $10 per couple or $5 for a single.  This is a BYOB event – water and ice are provided.  Dessert and coffee will be served.

The host couples for the evening are Barbara and Ernie Kalmar (707-1892) and Shirley and Bill Elzer (707-5546). Please call if you have any questions.


PC users meet Oct. 21

The Plateau PC Users Group will meet Monday Oct 21, at the 127 South Senior Center and will discuss Windows 8 and 8.1: What’s new and what’s not.

Please note the new winter time for the meeting of 3 P.M.

The program for October will be presented by member Carl Nordeen.

He will discuss the improvements that have been made in Windows 8.1 making it a little better. Other improvements may have made it worse. Differences between Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 will be noted. Also work arounds for the Windows “Metro Screen” will be mentioned.

The meeting begins with questions/answers at 3 PM.  The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation beginning at 4 P.M.

Visitors are always welcome at the meeting and there is no charge.For more information and to read the latest version of our newsletter, the Gazette, visit our web site at or call Steve Rosenberg, president, at 931-742-0151 (9 A.M.-9 P.M., only please).


Stonecroft Bible Study will start today

Our local Christian Women’s Connection is pleased to announce their newest Stonecroft Bible Study which starts on Tuesday, October 1.

This six week study titled “Who is Jesus, will meet at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, every Tuesday at 1:30 P.M.

Nina Prigodich, a retired missionary, will be the study guide. The lesson book is only $8 and can be paid at the first class.

Call Roberta, our Bible Study Coordinator, at 931-484-0674 to reserve your book, or for more information. All area ladies are welcome and no church affiliation is needed, but, class size is limited.


Friends of the Library is in need of books

Our wet non-summer is over and fall is here.  That means it is time for FALL CLEANING!  As you go about getting rid of your unwanted summer items, check your bookshelves.

It is located in the Art Circle Public Library between the recently reopened Café and the elevator.

Donation boxes are located in back of the library and by the door nearest the bank in the Fairfield Glade Village Green mall.  If you have a large number of boxes call 456-1935 and someone will pick them up.

The bookstore provides over $1,000 each month for new library book purchases.  It is staffed by FOL members who also sort and arrange the books.

They encourage you to visit the book store and see our supply of fiction (hard cover and paperback) and non-fiction, including many cookbooks.

Hardcover books are sold for $1.00 and paperbacks for $.50.  All children’s books are $.50. They have a special section for very recent books at a slightly higher price.

They also hold regular book sales at even lower prices.  The next one is coming up soon on Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, beginning at 9 A.M.

Saturday will feature their famous bag sale during which you can fill a plastic grocery sack with books for $1!


Women’s Fall Bible Study is scheduled

A new study from Priscilla Shirer, “Gideon- Your Weakness, God’s Strength,” will start Tuesday, October 15 at 6 P.M. and Wednesday, October 16 at 9 A.M.

This study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life.

This seven- week study will be held at Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church (by Food City).

To reserve your book call Cynnie Kringel at 931-200-3132. The cost is $13. A nursery is available.


Volunteer Coin Club will meet on Oct. 8

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 PM.

The meetings are held at the 127 Senior Center located at 1460 South Main Street (Highway 127 South). Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Visitors and guests are welcome. Contact Mike Puhl (931-456-0397) or Franc Conner (931-337-1247) for information.


Annual Fairfield Glade Treasure Hunt slated

The fun of the Glade Treasure Hunt will be on Saturday, October 19, 5:30 P.M. Sign up by calling Bob/Carol Heath 456-4535 or John/Diane Levesque 200-9170.

There is a limited number of cars available.


Kids Christmas Inc. hosting annual Gala

Kids Christmas Inc is having their annual Gala at the Fairfield Glade Community Club on October 12, starting at 6 P.M.

Wonderful prizes, food and entertainment will be featured. Tickets are $100 each, admits two people, cocktail attire preferred.

All proceeds go to needy children here in Cumberland County.

For more information call 931-484-3032 or mail checks to Kids Christmas at 80 Miller Ave., Crossville, TN 38555.


Charity Ride scheduled

Tommy’s Motorsports is sponsoring a Charity Ride on October 12 which will benefit the United Fund of Cumberland County.

A $10 donation per person will help the United Fund provide funding for 37 non-profit organizations in Crossville and Cumberland County. There will be prizes, food and more.

Registration begins at 9 A.M. and the ride begins at 10 A.M. leaving from Tommy’s Motorsports on 550 Crabtree Rd in Crossville, TN. To pre-register or for more information call 931-484-4082.


Hospice Auxiliary Hosts Fashion Faire set

If you’ve got a passion for fashion, you won’t want to miss the 4th annual fashion faire hosted by the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary!

“Purs…ue Fashion” will be held on Tuesday, October 22, between the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

New and exciting features have been added this year, including a new venue (the Fairfield Glade Community Church, on Snead Drive), a delicious lunch catered by 5th Street Marketplace Café and live music (provided by Fairfield “newcomer” Dennis Hill) from the time the doors open until the fashion show begins.

Additionally, your ticket price of $25 will include all available door prize tickets. Jacqueline’s Boutique will be providing the beautiful fashions and accessories, including some gorgeous new purses to compliment the stunning ensembles.

Tickets may be purchased at Brownstone’s in the Village Green Mall; at Jacqueline’s Boutique, on Peavine Road; or by calling Jane at 707-7087.

All proceeds from this event will benefit Cumberland House, the six-bed residential facility operated by Hospice of Cumberland County, the only not-for-profit hospice service provider in the county.


Holiday craft fair set

A holiday craft fair is scheduled for Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11, from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Community Complex in the large exhibit building located at the Fairgrounds in Crossville.

Do your holiday shopping here and purchase some good Southern cooking and baking as well.

For further information, contact Johanna Wentworth 931-456-8590 [email protected]


The Elks hosting Nightat the Copa dinner show

The Elks  will host an All-you-can-eat Fish Fry on Oct. 11. at the Lodge from  4 to 7 P.M.

For this all-inclusive price of $10.00 per person, you can enjoy “All-you-can-eat” fish and sides of coleslaw, French fries or baked potato and dessert.  For the non-fish lover, we offer a single serving of a half baked chicken which includes all side dishes, children 8 years and younger half price, children under 3 years eat free.

The Elks Lodge is  located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12-9 P.M. Monday through Saturday.

• Breakfast At The Elks will be held on October 20,  from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.

This all-inclusive; all-you-can-eat breakfast is just $8.00 per adult, $4.00 for children 8 years and under. Children under 3 years eat free.

• The Elks lodge is hosting a Ghoulish Halloween Party on October 31.

Dinner will be served from 5 to 6 P.M. with dancing from 6 to 9 P.M. Music by Dennis & Sheree Long.

Price is $10 per person.

Menu could be: Corpse loaf, Brains on a Half Skull or Baked Worms. It will be the chef’s choice!  Sides could be brain cell salad, creamed eye balls, bread of the dead and Kitty litter cake

Wear your best costume for there will be prices to hand out for the two best dressed.


Mark your calendars!  

Fairfield Glade Crafters are holding their Annual Fall and Christmas sale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-19.

Come visit and pick a few items to decorate your home or gifts for the holiday season. The sale will be held at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church on 231 Westchester Drive.


Is Someone you care for affected by mental illness?

Classes are being offered for family and friends of individuals with a major mental illness on eight consecutive Thursday evenings, 6 to 8:30 P.M., beginning on Sept. 18 and ending on Nov. 6.

With Hope in Mind is support and education for family members and friends who have a loved one with bipolar disorder (manic depression), major depression, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and/or other disorders.

The With Hope in Mind is a FREE eight-session course provided by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Cumberland Plateau that provides the practical and emotional support you need as a caretaker of someone with a mental illness or disorder.

To register call John and Denise Ranger at (931) 707-0283


Wags and Whiskers golf outing slated

The 10th annual Sally Schrader Golf Outing to benefit Wags And Whiskers will be played on the Crag course at Heatherhurst on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Please help Wags And Whiskers raise funds to continue mission to reduce the intake rate of unwanted cats and dogs in our community. WAW provides spay/neuter education, facilitation and financial aid. WAW’s goal is to facilitate 1,210 surgeries in 2013.


Wanted: Crafters

Vendors are needed for a two-day Holiday Craft Show sponsored by the Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club.

It is open to all and will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10 and Friday Oct. 11, from 9 A.M. till 4 P.M. at the Community Complex in the large exhibit building located at the Fairgrounds in Crossville.

All items must be handmade. Spaces are located in heated hall and are approximately 6’ x 8’. Electricity is available to a limited number of spaces and one 8’ table and 2 chairs will be provided for each space. Cost per vendor booth is $30 for both days.

Set up for the event will be from 7 to 9 A.M. on day of show.

For further information and an application, contact Johanna Wentworth at 931-456-8590 or [email protected]


Craft show scheduled

Crafters and Shoppers alike, mark your calendars for October 10 and 11,  for the First Annual Holiday Craft Show sponsored by the Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club.

It is open to all and will be held on Thursday and Friday from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Community Complex at the Fairgrounds. For more info call 931-456-8590.


Bear Trace to host Junior Golf event

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour will make the journey to Crossville, Tennessee which will play host to the Major Championship at Bear Trace.

The tournament will be hosted by Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain on October 19-20 and will be ranked by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard.

Winners in the Boys 15-18, Boys 11-14, and the Girls 15-18 will earn AJGA Performance Stars to be used toward exemptions into AJGA events as long as the field requirements are met.

It will be a 36 hole stroke play event with registration starting at 8 A.M. on Saturday, October 19 with the final round on Sunday.

Registration fees are $179 for HJGT members and $199 for non-members. For membership information please refer to Registration Deadline: October 9  (11:59 PM)


Golfers wanted

Looking for men golfers from the Northeast to form a small golf group next season. Please email your contact info to: [email protected] I will then email info about formats, etc.